Prue Leith is a novelist who has also been a food writer, television presenter, cook, caterer, teacher, businesswoman, journalist, charity worker - and now the University of Warwick Honorary Graduate is hotly tipped to be joining the Great British Bakeoff.
Awarded in 2014 in recognition of her distinguished career, Prue spoke with the University about the ceremony and her life - listen to the interiew here.
Born in South Africa, Prue has spent most of her working life in London, where she set up a hugely successful catering business. She also opened a restaurant and wrote several cook books before taking up roles as cooking correspondent or columnist in the the Daily Mail, Sunday Express and the Guardian, and setting up two chef schools.
Prue’s first novel was published in 2005. She now has five novels to her name, as well as her autobiography and her many cook books.
Prue chaired the School Food Trust from November 2006 until January 2010, helping transform school meals. She has also been a judge on the BBC television programme Great British Menu since its inception in 2006.
Prue’s honours include an OBE, awarded in 1989, the Veuve Cliquot Business Woman of the Year award, which she received in 1990, and a CBE, awarded in 2010.
14 February 2017
Tom Frew, Senior Press and Media Relations Manager – University of Warwick:
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